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William Shakespeare is the author of the play Romeo and Juliet, he is acknowledged by many for writing, one of the most powerful and tragic love stories known today. In his production Shakespeare rushes the sequence of his story therefore transforming his characters from two tragic lovers to two pathetic figures. After meeting for only a couple hours Romeo and Juliet disregard that they are forbidden to be together and quickly arrange to get married. Romeo and Juliet keep their relationship a secret from everyone they care about in an attempt to stay together, because of this they go through with a pitiful plan that not only eventually triggers their death and but harms their families. Throughout the play Romeo and Juliet result to suicide when their initial plans do not work in their favor. Romeo and Juliet’s irrational decisions turn them into pathetic figures that make poor choices, which lead to their deaths.

After meeting for only a couple hours Romeo and Juliet disregard that they are forbidden to be together and quickly arrange to get married. Former to marrying Romeo and Juliet Friar Laurence gives them an important reminder about what they are sighing up for and what could go down if they were to proceed with their marriage. The Friar says,
“These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, which, as they kiss, consume. The sweetest honey is loathsome in
His own deliciousness and in the taste confounds the appetite. Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so” (Act 2 Scene 6 Lines 10-14).

The Friar is saying that such quick (sudden) pleasures come to quick ends. They burn up in victory like fire and gunpowder, when they meet such as in a kiss they explode and fail. Too much o...

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... love and their parents' anger, which nothing but the children’s deaths (suicide) could stop.

Romeo and Juliet’s irrational decisions turn them into pathetic figures that make poor choices, which lead to their deaths. Their poor actions not only affect their families but all who get in their way. Before getting married they were warned about the consequences that their rushed love could trigger, however they paid no attention to the opinions of others and through the course of the play did everything in their power to hold onto their relationships. Their parents on going feud caused them to keep their relationship a secret, which lead to their illogical decisions such as resulting to suicide as the answer to all their problems. Romeo and Juliet truly never reflected through any of their decisions, they were unreasonable and selfish making them pathetic characters.

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